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Dioscorea hemicrypta

Dioscorea hemicrypta


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Elefantenfuss, Elephant's Foot
(5 Korn)

caudexbildender Ranker bis zu 2 m mit gegenständig angeordneten, herzförmigen, glänzend tiefgrünen Blättern mit langgezogener Spitze und kleinen, sternförmigen, gelben Blüten in langen hängenden Rispen. Im Alter sieht die Oberfläche des Caudex einem Berg wie mit einer Elefantenhaut überzogen, ähnlich!

Family:  Dioscoreaceae Yamswurzelgewächse Evergreen:  no
Origin:  Africa Fragrance: 
Group:  Climber Flower:  yellow, gold, pale yellow, lemon-yellow, dark yellow, ocher
Zone:  10 Flowering: 
Hibernate:  mind. 10°C Fruits: 
To use as:  Topfgarten, Wintergarten, Bonsai Locations:  sun to semi-shade
Toxic:  Rare:  yes

Sowing Instruction
Propagation: Seeds/Bulbs
Pre-Treatment: 0
Sowing Time: all year round
Sowing Deep: cover only slightly with substrate
Sowing Mix: Coir, cactus soil or sowing mix + 2/3 sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 25°C
Location: bright + keep constant slightly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 1-3 months
Irrigation: in the growing season moderate water
Fertilization: monthly 0,2%ig with cactus fertilizer
Pests: Spider mites > especially under glass
Substrate: cactus or potting soil + 2/3 sand or perlite
Culture: bright at approx. 10-15°C + keep slightly moist only
Overwintering: Older specimens bright or dark at approx. 10°C, and keep absolutely dry until new growth is visible. When develop the first leaves, watering can be slowly increased again.
Note: drought-resistant!
Jul 18. Saturday, 2015
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